Review: Michigan’s Adventure: Two Parks for the Price of One!

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My family was hosted at Michigan’s Adventure and provided with vouchers for a meal at the Family Grill. As always, all opinions stated here are either my own or those of my family.
My older kids’ very first roller coaster was Shivering Timbers – Michigan’s longest, fastest coaster that hits speeds of 65 mph and heights [...]

School’s out for the summer!

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Where did this school year go? I swear just yesterday I was all worried about Abbi transitioning to middle school, and now she’s all done with her first year there. And since our middle school is only 7th and 8th grades, next year will already be her last year of middle school! Then Hannah will [...]

MyMagic+ & Magic Bands help make a #DisneyWorld vacation even more magical #TMOMDisney #sponsored

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We were hosted by Disney World for two nights and provided with park tickets as part of the TravelingMom retreat. All opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family, as always.
Disney World has been keeping up with technology and that’s very apparent with the recent rollout of MyMagic+, now available to [...]

Our whirlwind road trip to Disney World

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We were hosted by Disney World for two nights and provided with park tickets as part of the TravelingMom retreat. We were also hosted by Diamond Resorts at the Mystic Dunes resort for two nights as well. All opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family, as always.
When it comes to [...]

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to #TMOMDisney we go… #ad

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We are packed and ready.
Electronics are charged, books checked out, pet care arranged, and minivan (mostly) loaded.
It’s official.
We’re heading to Disney World!
This will be my family’s second long road trip in two years – both of which have included visiting Mickey and friends. There are a few differences – last time we hit Orlando was [...]

It’s Earth Month! Turn to #HealthyEssentials for great deals #Moms4JNJConsumer #Sponsored

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This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
April is Earth Month – very appropriate [...]

Almost a teenager…

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Here we go.
The final countdown has begun. With excitement on her part – and trepidation on ours.
Today is April 1st – and in two more days, we’ll have…
A teenager.
(no foolin’)
It really doesn’t change our lives much – she’s been acting teenager-ish since starting middle school last fall. It’s so incredible to see her growing and [...]

One year later…

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On March 19, 2013, I wrote a post called “Never say Never”, chronicling where we were at that point with everything that had been happening with the tumor on Hannah’s knee. We had just met with the Osteopathic Oncologist and he had recommended the surgery that ended up taking place just under a month later, [...]